Regional and State Awards

Many professionals in the health and human service field do not receive the credit they deserve for their challenging and critically important work. At MSSA, we believe in recognizing the achievements and contributions of those in the health and human service field at both regional and statewide levels through our awards program. Most of us know someone who goes above and beyond what is asked of them out of a deep and selfless concern for others. They are the unsung heroes of the health and human service profession. Each year awardees are recognized at regional fall conferences throughout the state and at the Annual Training Conference and Expo in Minneapolis in the spring. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding work and service, nominate them for one of these awards.  

Regional award winners will be automatically nominated for the state award at the spring Annual Training Conference and Expo.


Every year MSSA sponsors $4,500 in scholarships for students in human service related degree seeking programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Two MSSA John Moline Scholarships are given in the amount of $1,000 each to an undergraduate student enrolled in a human service related program. The MSSA Diversity Scholarship is given in the amount of $1,000 to a student who is from a diverse background enrolled in a undergraduate human service program. The Graduate Scholarship is given in the amount of $1,500 to a graduate student enrolled in a health and human service related program. Click here for more information.